Please try to confide in your family. It’s hard, I know it is, but there comes a point where you need them, more than anyone else, to understand. Now, about the scars. Even if you do tell people, I know it can be uncomfortable to have them out there in the open. Until you feel comfortable, here are some tips; so for the beach, there are those swimsuit bottoms that are like short-shorts, that will cover a lot more of your hip then you may think. For ankles, there are tons of shoes that will go high enough to cover a lot; such as high-top converse, if it’s your lower ankle. Scar cream like Bio Oil can help make scars less visible; which can also help you stop; because the constant reminder of whats there is more faded, and can help you get better. You could also consider a tattoo; preferably something positive to help you recover. There are also sweat bands you could wear; they are usually thick. You could make a bunch of thick bracelets, and load them on, as well as anklets. Henna tattoos are very helpful also; they are temporary natural tattoos that you can get done or you can order them online and do it on yourself. They stay on for about two weeks with proper care, or longer. Remember not to put it on top of open wounds though, make sure they’re healed first. Henna is definitely something to research and look into for those scars that can’t really be covered by anything else. Henna can’t really completely cover them, but it definitely makes them pretty hard to see for others looking; especially if you make a pattern that goes in the same way that the scars do. Research about it first though , and stay away from Black Henna. Brown henna and stuff only. Henna is also something that can help with stopping when you put it over your scars because you make such a great design on yourself; you wouldn’t want to ruin it, and it masks the scars, which can help you forget sometimes. Stay strong, and really try to confide in some trusted family members. Wishing you all the best!